Drug Design and Biomedical Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.69 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:1271 Duration: You need IELTS certificate


If you're interested in a career in the fascinating and challenging world of drug design, this is the course that will take you there. Rather than presenting just one of the disciplines used in the field, this postgraduate degree, unique in Europe, blends the subjects you need - biomedicine and pharmaceutical science - into one comprehensive course that focuses on the integration of modern organo-medicinal chemistry and molecular biology.

Your learning will be based on modern drug design practices, as used in today's pharmaceutical industry. You'll study every step involved in developing and creating effective drugs, from concept to clinic, including the theories and practical applications of chemical drug design and immunology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology. Involving discovery, innovation and application, this is a course that offers the potential of a rewarding and fulfilling career in research and development.

On graduation, you'll leave with the knowledge, understanding and practical experience you need to forge a career. You'll possess in-depth understanding of disease processes and molecular targets, and an ability to apply knowledge and theory to all aspects of drug design and biomedical science. Equipped with the ability to follow developments in the field, you'll learn to apply them to your work, and make innovative contributions to developments in the industry. Complex issues often arise in this field: you'll gain the ability to make informed judgements and effectively communicate those decisions.

* global pharmaceutical companies
* developing biotech companies
* contract drug testing
* hospitals
* local government
* health and safety divisions (e.g. nuclear power industry)

Duration: 3 trimesters What's involved
Based over three trimesters, the course will involve lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. You'll also undertake a research project which can be conducted in research institutions, academic laboratories or the pharmaceutical industries in the UK or across Europe. You can choose to start this course in either January or September.

Trimester 1

Current Practice in Drug Development, Advanced Immunology, Toxicology

Trimester 2

Research Skills - Molecular Analysis, Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Drug Design and Chemotherapy

Trimester 3

Research Project

On offer
You won't find this course at any other institution in Europe. A unique combination of the disciplines required, the course is your fastest and most effective route to a successful career in drug design. Our School of Life Sciences offers a thriving multidisciplinary environment in which ongoing active research in modern laboratory facilities promotes an atmosphere of innovation and exploration.

Normally, you will need an honours degree based in the bio-molecular sciences (acceptable are: biological or biomedical sciences; chemistry; pharmacy; pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry; immunology; genetics; virology; molecular biology; forensic science.)Degree-equivalent qualifications will be considered, as will appropriate experience gained in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries.All of our entry requirements are published on our course pages. Just search for a course that interests you then explore to find out more! If you're from outside the UK we also publish information about general entry requirements using the qualifications from your country. If your first language is not English you will usually have to take an English language test, unless you studied your undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language. Otherwise, we ask for evidence that you have the correct level of English language competency. Please note your English Language test must normally have been taken within 2 years of you starting studies with us. The English language tests and scores we accept are: * IELTS 6.0 overall with no element below 5.5 * TOEFL IBT 80 or above with at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing * Pearsons Test of Academic English 56 or above with at least a score of 51 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking components * Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) at grade C or above English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL iBT® test: 80 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.

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